Group Run #2

This morning we met for our second group run, 6 miles this time. We met on the opposite side of town from where I live, nearly a whole marathon’s distance from my home. But we got to run on a trail the whole time! It’s nice to not have the cars to worry about, I

Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty

When I head out for a run I have my old 1st generation iPod Nano strapped to my arm. I need the music to get me through. Except for group runs, I can talk to other people while I run so it’s a good exercise in keeping a “conversational pace”. Plus, it’s an opportunity to

Fundraising Clinic

Last night the local office for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held a fundraising clinic for participants in the fall Team In Training events. There was a very small group of us that came, nearly as many participants as there were LLS staff and TNT mentors there. But they provided us with some fun tips:

Slightly Slow

I did the same run as yesterday morning, only I did it in reverse. Unfortunately I was about 30 seconds slower than yesterday. Not a big deal and I keep telling myself that I shouldn’t stress about speed, I have no delusions of being a really fast runner. But it was still a little frustrating

New Route Success

This morning’s run was good, the new route was a success. Not only were there no evil dogs chasing after me, but there was less traffic so I felt more free to run on the asphalt of the road as opposed to the hard concrete of the sidewalks. (Better on the knees!) I enjoyed it


Today was not a running day, it was a cross-training day. So I chose to do some Vinyasa Yoga. I have been practicing yoga for 11 years now and it still amazes me how the same repetitive motions can stretch and release the body in different ways at different times. I think I am going